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Read Women’s Health Tasmania’s blogs for up-to-date information on current health issues.

Your health and the natural environment

The places where we live, work and play can improve or undermine our health.

Woman dancing in a wheat field

Walking is good for your mind

Did you know how connected your legs and your mind are?

Whether you walk with a group or on your own, walking is great. It can improve your mood, reduce the risk of depression and anxiety, and it can help create more balance in your life.

Feet in boots

Yoga: The Union of Body and Mind

by Jen Van-Achteren, 17th Feb, 2022

Whether you regularly roll out your mat at a yoga class or have never entertained the thought, you will likely have heard of the mind-body connection offered through yoga.


Woman doing yoga

Rise in gut problems and depression…coincidence or related?

  • Have you ever gone through a stressful experience and noticed that your appetite disappeared?
  • Have you had constipation and noticed how lethargic, irritable, and low in mood it made you feel?
  • Have you ever been really anxious and felt ‘butterflies’ in your stomach, or noticed you needed to run to the toilet multiple times?


Hands holding a picture of the gut

Things no-one tells you about pregnancy

When they tell the story of the Nativity, they don’t tell you that Mary was a martyr to her haemorrhoids. Well, she must have been. Riding a donkey heavily pregnant wasn’t going to do her any favours.

That’s because our society doesn’t really talk about the normal experiences of parenthood and life postpartum. Here are two important things to know. 

Pregnant tummy with 'baby loading' written on it